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Observed: 17th August 2013 By:’s reputation in Plants

Tall fast growing weed?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) interacts


Amadan's picture

Not Japanese Knotweed -

But every bit as undesirable!

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Himalayan Balsam doesn't destroy houses ...

... which Japanese Knotweed is accused of doing.

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Unless you are of course a solitary bee


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Amadan's picture

Or -

gypsywort, skullcap, celery-leaved buttercup; or any number of other native species it displaces.

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Plant tracker

Himalayan Balsam is a non-native invasive species. It would be good if you could report its presence using the Plant tracker website and or app as a number of organisations are monitoring its presence

Debbie Alston